In chapter 12, beyond the natural body, it states During the second wave of feminism that started in the 1970s,(fe)male bodies were of central concern in many debates, although in a rather peculiar way. Feminist biologists, like myself, were certain that biological determinism had to be rejected. We knew that nature does not determine what we mean when we use terms such as woman, body, femininity. We chose this position to contest those opponents of feminism who suggested that social inequality between women and men is primarily rooted in biological sex
differences. According to this opinion, social changes demanded by feminists are wishful thinking because biology, rather than society, sets constraints on the behavior and abilities of women. Biology is destiny, and feminists simply have to accept this reality.
Drawing on the historical facts presented in this chapter, write a short essay on the arguments presented by feminist biologists about challenging the notion that biology is destiny.
The essay requires a clear introductory paragraph, body paragraphs and conclusion paragraph, along with in text citations and references.
The essay should be in 500-550 words.
refer to chapter 12 from the following textbook :
GENDER AND WOMEN STUDIES
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